Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest: Forbes

Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest: Forbes(Reuters) – Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company’s meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $ 90.6 billion, Forbes reported. Amazon shares jumped 1.6 percent at the start of trading on Thursday, boosting the net worth of Bezos – the company’s founder and largest shareholder – by $ 1.4 billion, according to Forbes, which tracks the world’s wealthiest. The stock was up ahead of Amazon’s second-quarter earnings report after Thursday’s market close.

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